Friday, March 28, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, March 28 The Afternoon Edition & Yesterday's Translations

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities has been published, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. Ad for a year is a $45 donation. 100% is contributed.

Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Seeking certification of the beaches

Providing improved services

Buscan certificación de playas

Jueves, 27 de Marzo de 2014 23:05

Las dotaron de mejores servicios

A meeting was held to discuss the project of obtaining "Standard 120" certification, as well as the "Blue Flag" certification for North Beach, from the  Instituto Mexicano de Normalización y Certificación which has offered this designation since 2006. It is noted that Mayor Agapito is the chairman of the Committee on Clean Beaches Cancun-Riviera Maya, whose members were instructed to work towards certification of the beaches of Isla Mujeres.
     The director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Maritime Zone) in Isla Mujeres spoke about the criteria for certification, as well as  the actions that will be required to meet them. North Beach has been recognized as one of the best in the world, preferred by visitors of sites like TripAdvisor. She said, "Imagine the potential of our beaches if we make them orderly, if we provide services and security to sunbathers, and above all we take care of the environment".
   These actions have begun with the 'rearrangement' reordenamiento of the informal vendors, and the reactivation of the ongoing program of maintenance and cleaning of the beaches. This latter program was in operation this week with 15 people assigned to maintain cleanliness at the areas of Playa Norte, the  Caribbean coast, and the beaches of Punta Sam.
   In Mexico there are 30 beaches that have obtained the Standard 120 Certification, and there are only five that have been given the Blue Flag certification. The latter is recognized worldwide, and is a guarantee for tourists of the quality of the destination and the quality of the beach.
   Working toward certification will include the municipal agencies of   Desarrollo Urbano y Medio Ambiente, Ecología, Servicios Públicos, Zofemat, Servicios Generales, Turismo, and Protección Civil, among others. (Urban Development & Environment, Ecology, Public Services, Fed Zone, General Services, Tourism, and Civil Protection.)  They will first work toward the Standard 120 certification, and then the Blue Flag certification.
    On behalf of the Mayor, municipal treasurer Alvaro Magaña Galué, said: "We are entering a process of continuous improvement, to make our beaches different, and to behave differently ourselves,  which will allow more visitors to come to our shores daily, who will receive better services, making  Isla Mujeres a world class tourist destination."    There are 33 criteria for the Blue Flag certification which include improving infrastructure to provide public toilets, access for people with disabilities, and security, as well as management programs for water quality, solid waste, environmental educations, and management of biodiversity. Benefits of certification include an improved touristic image, touristic competitiveness, improved services, cleanliness, order, and security. 
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Scrutinizing marinas & fishing cooperatives 

During operation by Navy and Harbor Master 

Escudriñan marinas

Jueves, 27 de Marzo de 2014 22:04

Y cooperativas pesqueras, durante operativo de Armada y Capitanía

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The Harbor Master and personnel of the Navy conducted a joint Operativo de Inspección y Vigilancia at various marinas and fishing cooperatives to detect irregular vessles or persons without documents who are in Mexico illegally. The operation began at noon yesterday and continued this morning, apparently without incident. There were no arrests or boat seizures.
  According to the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, during this operation they were also seeking to locate the owner of the boat that capsized on March 16th, with dozens of cans of fuel on board, but the owner of "The Genesis" was not found. The 28 foot long boat is moored by the pier of the fishing cooperative "Patria y Progreso", and is still under water.
       The Harbor Master said these works are part of a protocol of Inspección y Vigilancia that take place in ports and areas as determined by the port authorities and the Mexican Navy. The operation included marinas adjacent to  Makax Lagoon, the marina Cruise Divers, the Makax fishing cooperative, and the Patria & Progreso fishing cooperative.
Thankful for Agapito's support
Members of the new Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes (lit. Fascinating

Agradecen apoyo de Agapito

Jueves, 27 de Marzo de 2014 21:46

Integrantes de la nueva Asociación de Pequeños Hoteles Fascinantes

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The board was inaugurated for the Asociación de Pequeños Hoteles Fascinantes de Isla Mujeres, under the leadership of the municipal treasurer , Alvaro Magaña Galué. It includes  Leonel Povedano Castillo, as president; Jahil Hoth Pérez, as treasurer, and  Marcelina Fitz Campuzano, and other business owners. Officials who were present are named in the article. It is noted that the existing group Isla Mujeres Hotels (HIM) represents the hotels of four, five, or more stars, while this newly created groups represents those from one star to four stars.


Association of small hotels formed today

Hoy se formaliza asociación

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 23:08

Que agrupará a pequeños hoteles

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On the right track

Municipal Development Plan to include citizen opinions: Mayor 

Por rumbo correcto

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 23:08

Plan de Desarrollo Municipal, al incluir voces ciudadanas: Edil

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The Mayor met with residents of Rancho Viejo in the mainland area of the municipality.
Safe & tranquil destination

Destino seguro y tranquilo

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 22:20

El que propiciará Ley de Ordenamiento Social, reconoce Agapito

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The Mayor supports this law and recognizes the determination of State Governor Roberto Borge Angulo to submit the Social Planning Act la Ley de Ordenamiento Social to thorough review prior to its publication in the Official State Publication.
    Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez said, "We must not overlook or lose sight that the tourism industry is the basis and foundation of the economy of the state. It can not be undermined, for any reason or pretext, because is the the main source of employment in Quintana Roo."
   He explained that this new law will be positive because it seeks to ensure stability of the tourism sector in situations of protests or strikes, which can sometimes be violent or affect the rights of third parties.  "I'm sure," said the Mayor, "that the lawmakers who  approved the Social Planning Act were very careful in their wording affecting guarantees of the free expression of ideas,  without limiting the guarantees enshrined in the Eighth and Ninth Articles of the Constitution."
    "There have been many years of effort, and a great deal of  work done to ensure that Quintana Roo is a  globally recognized brand for tourists, which cannot be compromised, especially by those with narrow interests, because this destination has earned its image  as a tranquil, safe destination," said the mayor.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Suspect arrested in burglary 

Marcelino Velazquez Aguilar, 22, of Chiapas was arrested after he was identified by a witness, in connection with the burglary of "Casa Coral", in  the neighborhood of Aeropuerto. The home is owned by a Canadian, and the police received the burglary report on Thursday at 11:15pm, when 066 was called. The theft included two Apple computers, a cellular telephone, and 60,000 pesos in cash. The police came to the scene and interviewed a woman, who described the burglar, and they began seeking him. At approximately 12:51am, the police identified a person with the described characteristics and presented him to the woman for identification. The stolen items were found hidden inside his home in colonia Salina Chica and on the beach near his home, under some rocks.

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Expecting to finish Maritime Terminal by the end of April


Prevén concluir Terminal Marítima a fines de abril

Prevén concluir Terminal Marítima a fines de abril0 26 de marzo de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se alistan los detalles para programar la inauguración.
The date of the inauguration of the Maritime Terminal has not been announced. The work is expected to be completed by the end of April They are still working on the finishing details, and there is a lack of furniture. The resources have been released to conclude the work on the parking areas, which should not take longer than 15 days, according to the  coordinador general de Puertos y Marina Mercante de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa.


Tourist may need professional help

Turista podría ser remitida

Turista podría ser remitida 0 26 de marzo de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Una joven de Polaca que al parecer padece de sus facultades mentales y necesita ayuda profesional.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Rescuing the history of the island's hacienda

Rescatarán historia de hacienda isleña

   The original entrance was at the side of La Triguena, and it is there that work and clearing will be done along this side street. This work will rescue part of the history of Isla Mujeres, while providing an important source of jobs, both directly and indirectly. Credit is given to the mayor for management of these resources and providing sources of jobs.

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Beginning work with Federal Zone agency (ZOFEMAT) for certification of the beaches 

Inician trabajos con Zofemat para la certificación de playas

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Including the voice of the people in the Development Plan

Unen la voz del pueblo en Plan de Desarrollo

Unen la voz del pueblo  en Plan de Desarrollo

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Presenting urban projects for Isla Mujeres 

Presentan proyectos urbanos para Isla

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Mayor supports Law for Social Order

Apoya alcalde ley de ordenamiento social

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 por esto

Buscan al propietario de la “Génesis”[+] Ver mas
 Seeking the owner of the "Genesis"

 This has the same information as translated above, and additionally notes that the  Policia Judicial assisted in the operation reviewing a marina and two fishing associations that was held at noon Wednesday and continued on Thursday morning, without any arrests or seizures.

Isla Mujeres seeks certification of its beaches
Busca Isla Mujeres certificación de sus playasco.. [+] Ver mas

Selling small hotels: Underutilized
La oferta hotelera, subutilizada [+] Ver mas
This has the same information as translated above, additionally noting that the association includes most of the 70 hotels of this type. It is expected to offer expert advice on the subject of 'selling' small inns or hotels, without having to lower prices. It is noted that similar hotels in Tulum sell for three times as much, comparing a room here for $30 to a similar one there whose rate is $100. Part of the second stage of the plan involves plans to attend the DEMA show. They also want to address the daytripper tourists, so that they will consider staying overnight on their next trip. Sr Povedano said the association supports the actions of the officials downtown to relocate the informal vendors.

Hotel representatives form association
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  Investigation at a marina

Hermetismo en investigación de marina[+] Ver mas

Business leaders express their opinions
Liberar a visitantes, pide Canaco.. [+] Ver mas
They are in favor of the relocation of the informal vendors, as noted in other articles.

Arbitration board upholds controversial election
Junta Local valida proceso amañado[+] Ver mas
The re election of the leader of the taxi union was upheld.

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 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday at 6pm Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres with Seblues Hernandez Miranda - blues variety
Wednesday - Saturday at 10:30 Fayne's BarandGrill with La Banda Sin Nombre - Rock, blues & pop
Friday - Saturday at 12:00 mn Tequileria La Adelita with La Banda Sin Nombre - Salsa & Mexican
Sunday at 7:00 Bahia Tortuga with The Sol Rockers - Rock & blues 

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! 
Fenix Sat ~1 or 2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1 or 2p Salsa 
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

 Jeff Current's Schedule
5:30 - 7:30 Wednesday Bahia Tortuga
7-9 Fridays Marina Paraiso  

Saturday, April 5th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Ken Wanovich is at Marina Paraiso

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill


**¡¡Qué Onda Isla!!**

This is a unique opportunity for English and Spanish students to come together and learn from each other with Christy Dix (English and Spanish teacher) as a conversation facilitator. We will meet for an hour for the very first time on Friday, March 28th at Seso Loco Restaurant.
This will be a friendly, fun and safe environment to practice speaking the language that the students have been learning. The students will pair up, one English student and one Spanish student and speak for the first 30 minutes in Spanish and the next 30 minutes in English. Christy Dix will facilitate the conversations and give participants a handout with vocabulary and questions to start conversations on the theme(s) for each meeting.

When: March 28th 2014
Where: Seso Loco Restaurant
Time: 3-4pm
Cost: 50 pesos per person
Who: Residents and visitors are welcome to participate
Language Level: All levels are welcome, but need to be open to helping mostly beginners in Spanish and English.
Theme: Getting to know new friends, hobbies and/or activities in Isla, Why do we like/live in Isla Mujeres?
More information: Contact Christy Dix via email: (preferred method of communication) or cell: 998-136-149 


Photo: Les recordamos que el ganador de este concurso representará a Isla Mujeres en el concurso estatal de canto.

DIF Isla Mujeres


The Rooster Reto Run is March 30th   LINK 

This is from Por Esto March 11...

Race: "Reto Rooster on the Go"

Carrera “Reto Roosteronthego” [+] Ver mas

This 15 km race will take place March 30th with the goal to promote this destination among foreign athletes who enjoy training in natural landscapes and to encourage physical activity among local residents. The proceeds will be donated to a public charity and the intent of the event is to promote the sport and the location.
      The Reto Rooster (or Rooster Challenge...reto=challenge) a trip around the island from the eastern malecon at 'kilometer zero', down the perimeter coastal Caribbean road, around Garrafon, up Rueda Medina and its boardwalk back to the starting point. But it is noted that the competitors must eat a cinnamon roll and go 200 meters more on the beach to reach the finish line.
        There is also a mini-challenge with a 5 kilometer route. The registration fee of 250 pesos can be given at the premises of Rooster (Restaurant. Their main restaurant is toward the north end of Hidalgo, and their new bakery is near Poc Na hostel, in the new retail spaces by the artisans 'flea' market.)
      There are about 200 runners expected to participate in this first edition and it is noted that this invitation is for a recreational challenge rather than serious competition, to encourage people to visit the island and enjoy this location. Awards will be given to the top five men and women.

Es la carrera más dulce que existe.

Participa en el RETO ROOSTER on the the GO

¿A quién no le gustaría hacer una carrera y al llegar a la meta disfrutar de un delicioso rol de canela recién horneado?

De eso se trata la carrera “EL RETO Rooster on the go”
Corre 15k, alrededor de uno de los lugares más espectaculares del Mundo, Isla Mujeres, come un rol de canela recién horneado, cruza a la meta.
Así que vengan el próximo domingo 30 de MARZO a disfrutar un ROL DE CANELA RECIEN HORNEADO mientras cumplen el reto de correr 15k dando la vuelta a Isla Mujeres.


HORA: 6:30 a.m.

Distancia: 15k


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